Amazing M-W weekend at NY State Wrestling Championships

on February 27, 2017

The New York State Wrestling Championships featured some outstanding M-W performances:

M-W wrestler Kendall Elfstrum with parents

photo courtesy of William Dimmit

Finishing in 1st place, new NY State Champion Kendall Elfstrum won his final in overtime, becoming M-W’s first state champion since 2008! The Times Herald-Record described the match as “a comeback that will be remembered in state tournament history.”

Finalists Evan Barczak finished in 3rd place, Marco Vespa in 4th place and Dylan Earl in 5th place. Congratulations, Crusaders!


If those were not enough M-W headlines from the championships, Coach Steve Fischbein was inducted into the NY Wrestling Hall of Fame, a well deserved honor for M-W’s longtime coach who built the wrestling program into a perennial state power. Congratulations, Coach!

Coach Fischbein with family

Coach Fischbein with wife Jodi and daughters Danielle and Julia at Hall of Fame induction ceremony


Check out this video of the OT victory by Kendall Elfstrum to win the Division 1 State Championship in the 195 lb weight class. The reaction of the M-W coaches in the background is great!

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